Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Livelihoods Assistant

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries. DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of Emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region. DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe. The position
  • The Livelihoods Assistant – GFD is to assist the Livelihoods Officers - GFD in the implementation of Food Distribution activities in Bama.

  • Assist in all the beneficiary identification, registration, verification and distribution of food.

  • Supervise casual labourers.

  • Conduct training and sensitisation activities related to food distributions and Nutrition.

  • Assist in Planning, supervising and monitoring training, awareness and sensitisation activities, including maintenance and verification of all supporting documentation and activities (e.g. pre- and post-tests).

  • Assist in maintaining records of all activities, in order to complete timely reports for DRC and for external actors, including donors.

  • Plan, coordinate and monitor all food distribution-related activities, including screening, referrals and follow up.

  • Assist the Livelihoods officer in project documentation.

  • Promote the rights of displaced people and affected populations, and explore and assess new and better ways to provide timely, effective and appropriate assistance.

  • Assist in gap Analysis, Needs Assessment, conducting registration, receiving commodities and distributing to beneficiaries in locations adversely affected by the conflict.

  • Other responsibilities as required by line management.

Key Requirements
  • Relevant higher education at the College level in Nutrition and/or Health Science.

  • Experience working as a Nutrition Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context.

  • Minimum 1-year work experience in a humanitarian/recovery context within Nutrition programmes, preferably with an international NGO.

  • Proven experience of registration, verification and distribution in Emergency Relief operations is a strong advantage.

  • Computer skills (primarily MS Office applications), especially Microsoft Excel.

  • Knowledge of the context in rural Nigeria.

  • Strong understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Nigerian context as well as conflict sensitivity.

  • Experience in Complex Emergencies and the ability to live and work in a very remote environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and without daily supervision.

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri is an advantage.

  • B.Sc in Agriculture and Food Science or any related field.

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.

Conditions Availability: ASAP Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment; The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns. How to apply The position is for NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY. Application method
  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.

  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.

  • Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager” only.

  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Deadline date. 17th January 2020 Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test and oral interview.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: www.drc.dk
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